Egypt orders arrest of Brotherhood chief over deadly clashes


CAIRO: Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leaders including the supreme leader of the group, Muhammed Badie, on charges of inciting violence on July 8 outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo, where 55 people were killed and many more were injured.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the general prosecutor’s office said that it issued arrest warrants for the general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammed Badie, as well as his deputy and strongman, Mahmoud Ezzat. Eight other leading Islamists also were ordered to be taken into custody.

Badie is a revered figure among the Brotherhood’s followers, who swear an oath of absolute obedience to him — to “hear and obey.”

Asad Haroon
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